Obama’s War of Attrition

Immigration Lawyer Blog San Diego

In Artesia New Mexico, hours from the nearest metropolitan area, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) has set up a prison solely for the purposes of detaining children and their mothers while they await determination of their claims for refugee status in the US.  ICE’s policy is to detain all of the children and their mothers…

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Executive Office For Immigration Review launches a Facebook Page

Immigration Lawyer Blog San Diego

The Executive Office for Immigration Review (“EOIR”) has a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/doj.eoir. Unfortunately you have to “like” the page in order to get updates. We here at FFA “like” getting updates from the EOIR but certainly don’t like many of their decisions, policies, or backlogs that keep clients from getting hearings for years when there is relief…

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USCIS Settles Law Suit Over Asylum Work Authorization

Immigration Lawyer Blog San Diego

Today, the Northwest Immigration Justice project along with volunteer attorneys settled a nationwide class action lawsuit that will now allow individuals seeking asylum in the US to receive employment authorization within the 6 month period required by law. Under the flawed system that existed prior to this settlement individuals with cases pending were often found…

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